ICC Under-19 World Cup: All-rounder Deepak Hooda helps India thrash Sri Lanka in fifth place play-off semifinals

Chasing 292 for victory, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 215 in the fifth place play-off semifinals. Deepak Hooda hit an unbeaten 76 and then picked up three for 31. India will take on winners between Afghanistan and West Indies for fifth place match.

updated: February 24, 2014 20:09 IST
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Dubai: India colts salvaged some pride as they comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 76 runs in a fifth-place semi-final play-off match at the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Monday.

In absence of skipper Vijay Zol, who was banned for breaching ICC's Code of Conduct, the Sanju Samson-led side piled up 291 for seven in the stipulated 50 overs at the ICC Cricket Academy ground in Dubai.

In reply, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 215 in 48.1 overs as Deepak Hooda starred with an all-round performance of unbeaten 76 off 57 balls with the bat and three for 31 in 10 overs with his off-breaks.

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